The queue freeze will last from now until final release in October,
which means that all seeded packages will now need a spot-check and
review in the queue from a release team member before they are let
into the archive.
As with the previous releases, we have a bot in place that will accept
uploads that are unseeded and don't affect images. Don't take this as
an open invitation to break Feature Freeze on those components, this
is just to reduce the burden on the release team, so we only review
the uploads that need very serious consideration. If you find the bot
is blocking an upload that you think should have been auto-accepted,
let us know and we'll sort it out.
I will be spinning a set of beta candidates later today (once I figure
everything out) which I encourage people to get to testing ASAP for
their favourite flavour(s) as they come off the line.
Happy bug-hunting from now until the final release, and please do help
out and test ISOs, netboot, etc, where you can and let us know what's
broken in your environment(s). Be sure to target any milestone
relevant bugs to the beta milestone whenever needed.
On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
[hidden email] www.canonical.com